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    Tyre inflating issue.

    Hi people,

    Got an issue. Noticed earlier today that one of my tyres was looking a bit flat so I got out the pump to fill it up. However the nozzle wouldn't fit completely on to the inflator bit, i.e the inflator bit on the tyre was too short. It would go in enough to start releasing the air but not in all the way in to start pumping up.

    Took it to a local tyre garage who had the same problem and said that they reckon I need adapters for them to make the inflator bit longer and stick out more so that they can fill it up.

    Just got back from kwik fit as well who also said the same thing. They managed to to do an awkward fill up somehow so I've got pressure again but for next time I will need to get these "adapters"...

    Is there such thing as this? Or do I need a special nozzle to be able to fill them up? Also is this a bbs issue or a falken issue? Or is it because I have stretched tyres? Any help would be appreciated!!

    Thanks,
    Saqib

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    Do you have flush fit valves???
    Gaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    Do you have flush fit valves???
    They're not flush fit mate, just normal.. well apparently a little bit shorter than normal. Short enough for the nozzle to not fit on properly.

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